1. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack. if those principal works of god . . . Be but certain tastes and saus, as if were, of that final benefit. (hooker) Thy tongue some say of breeding breathes. (Shak)
Origin: Aphetic form of assay.
Origin: OE. Saie, F. Saie, fr. L. Saga, equiv. To sagum, sagus, a coarse woolen mantle; cf. Gr. See Sagum.